Within a week or 2 I'll be buying&configuring my new mac pro. The telestream website states that for streaming 3 cameras with wirecast & recording them to disk you need a minimum of an 8 core computer.
thank you so much for that fast reply! I was hoping for that answer! I've already bought wirecast withthe black friday discount and I will be using the mac pro + 3 minirecorders from black magic that will go directly into the thunderboltports on the mac pro. I want to go for the 8 core mac but estimates are it will go above my budget of $5500-6000
BTW I'll likely be getting the new 6 Core as well. I have no worries about the number of HD cameras it can handle. Its small size means I can bring it to an on location job and get far more power than a laptop.
I hope you don't mind me asking another question(also I don't know if I should open a different topic for this):
can I record each camera(3-4 DSLR's) to ssd separately with wirecast?
I was thinking of getting a black magic multidock and have the 4 ssd's in raid for recording the camera's. (the cams are connected to the mac pro via ultra studio mini recorders, also the multidock is connected to the mac pro via thunderbolt). Or would that be pushing the 6 core mac pro? I also don't know the dual GPU setup would help. I did read elsewhere that you mentioned that Wirecast works very well with AMD GPU's
not being able to capture is a bummer. Actually I think I came accross another post of your somewhere on the web (this thread: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Multiple-camera-connection-mac-book-85213.S.... also wirecast related) where you said that you can use a max of 2 ultra studio recorders at a time. So my "dream setup" of using 3 UMR's is not going to work then?
Perhaps I can live with the fact that I'm not going to be able to do the ISO recordings during live streaming but could I just capture uncompressed video from my 3 cams to SDD when I'm just making video tutorials at home on my mac pro or is that just not possible with the mini recorders. (also don't know which software to use)
thanks again for all your insights, they're really helpful!